Transcript: Meet Imogen Abernethy - Clinician at our hearing clinic in West Lakes, SA
I love speaking with people.
I find myself quite personable.
It is what also helps make me good at helping those with communication difficulties.
I love communicating and to have a passion then to help people communicate, it's rewarding.
If I am passionate about helping people improve what I am also passionate about, we establish a really good relationship.
My name is Imogen Abernethy.
I'm a clinician here in Audika, South Australia and I have been a clinician for four years now.
So as the role of a in a typical appointment would involve getting someone in, asking them about themselves, about any issues that they have with communication, doing a hearing test and working out from their issues and hearing test results about how I can better improve their communication and quality of life.
So a hearing test entails looking in their ears and then getting them in a hearing test booth, testing their hearing.
They will listen to beeps.
Press the button when they hear a beep.
We do a speech test with them to work out their speech discrimination and then bone conduction as well.
And so all of these components put together give us a more comprehensive understanding of their hearing loss, so we are then better able to make a recommendation.
Audika is cutting-edge for hearing loss. It's always up to date.
The technology is fantastic and the continuing improvement is making it a lot easier to help people with hearing loss and their communication difficulties.
Work life balance has been achievable at Audika.
Of course working Monday to Friday, but I also play quite high-level netball, which does take up most of my other spare time.
Audika has been understanding.
I mean they support work life balance as well.
Which in turn is beneficial, because I feel if someone does have a good work life balance, they are better maintain stress and work more efficiently as well.
Within your small clinic I think it's fantastic that you have got your close family, but I think it is also beneficial that you have got a larger scale family.
You do not feel minute, you do not feel unrecognised.
You still have the support close by.
But being part of a global company also makes you feel important as well.
So having that balance between a close knit family, but also the extended family, outside of that local one, certainly provides both benefits on both ends of the scale.